Monday, March 14, 2005

been googling around if there exists a yahoo messenger client for the SE T630 (which until now can only send mms messages by the way, its a problem on Globe's end and its almost a month now since i started bugging 730-1000... but still no solution in sight)...i stumbled upon this -> Yamigo - It's a Wireless Village... a single registration page is all you need to use this service... then you configure your my friends app on the t630 and viola! you can now chat with your yahoo, msn, icq, jabber? mates... i initially had trouble logging on since the yamigo howto seems to imply i have to use an internet gprs account... i experimented using the gprs wap account and was able to login just fine... however, this service/app relies on a polling mechanism so messages are not recieved in realtime like in agile messenger... you can set it on either 2 minute, 4 minute and 10 minute intervals... it works so am happy! its better than the plain yahoo messenger wap (more after this) because i get alerted when a new message comes in, just like a regular sms message does...

anyway, if need to chat in realtime i still have several options: if its local, simply text the person ;-) if its not and i have the clie with me, then i can go the wifi or do the pda+phone+gprs combo...

am just curious on the costs... if this thing rides on gprs wap then am charged at .15 centavos per kb... way cheaper than the 1 peso per text rate... or 15 pesos for international texting... i hope yahoo become widespread on the mobile front as it allows us to circumvent the madly overpriced rate of text messages...

if all phones are equiped with at least a decent useable wap browser it can also use this Yahoo Messenger via WAP... THESE COULD GREATLY EXTEND the number of messages you can send (assuming your reciever also has a wap capable phone)... MORE POWER TO THE CENTAVO! i dont know if its futile to spread this idea to the masa... the learning curve is a bit steeper than that of plain sms...

so there you have it... VOIP for cheap voice calls and IM for cheaper text messeges... of course, the infrastructure is controlled/owned by the telcos... relatively trivial for them to block wap access for example (walled garden approach)... so these might only be possible now... and later on just become a distant dream... wonder if i should also write about nonsense dreams... ala ka edong's dream... *sigh*... its almost 3am again...

2 comments:

Edwin "ka edong" said...

> wonder if i should also write about nonsense dreams... ala ka edong's dream... *sigh*...

Nonsense pala, ha! ;-) hehehe.

[nod vigorously] yes, you should, ka nox!

Did you read about xtreme blogging? I just wrote it out. and guess what? Si ScorpionSyrup arranged a meeting with an event organizer to discuss the idea.

Let's see kung ano mangyayari ....

edwin

nox said...

hehe... my apologies, it should be "my nonsense dreams"...

good luck on xtreme blogging!